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Standard Bank’s World Citizen Credit Card is the perfect travel companion
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In this fast-paced global age, a credit card needs to be more than just a credit card – it needs to be the perfect travelling companion that will steadily see you through from Paris’ Eiffel Tower to New York’s Statue of Liberty. If you’re a striving entrepreneur who travels frequently Standard Bank’s World Citizen Credit Card is the perfect travel companion to expand your start-up, or a modern-day explorer looking for your next international escape, check out our World Citizen Credit Card.


Perfectly capable of enabling the lifestyle of ambitious, dynamic go-getters who are as comfortable brainstorming a digital marketing campaign as they are renting a holiday apartment on Airbnb, our latest solutions will make sure that your business, leisure or “bleisure” trips go smoothly with these key features:

Travel protection:

The World Citizen Credit Card gives you free comprehensive travel insurance when you book a flight, which includes:

  • Cover for baggage loss (up to USD3 000), baggage delay (up to USD300), and trip cancellation (up to USD7 500)
  • Personal accident insurance – up to USD500 000
  • ATM robbery insurance – if you are robbed of your cash within 15 minutes of withdrawal, or forced to withdraw money from an ATM
  • Purchase protection – purchases you make are protected in case of theft or accidental damage up to 90 days from the date of purchase with cover of up to USD3 000 per claim
  • Emergency medical evacuation and repatriation – up to USD500 000
  • Medical emergency expenses – up to USD500 000
  • Daily in-hospital cash benefit – USD100 per day


Mind-blowing accommodation benefits:

Enjoy exclusive benefits and amenities at some of the world’s finest hotels, such as:

  • The Starwood Group
  • Raffles Fairmont
  • Swissotel Hotels and Resorts
  • Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group


To take advantage of the above, simply go to the MasterCard For You app, click on Lifestyle, browse Gold Status Discounts and Exclusive Spa Offers at Hotels.

Wait in style with us:

The World Citizen Credit Card gives you:

  • Access to Bidvest airport lounges and over 800 international Loungekey airport lounges
  • 24 annual visits to these lounges.


A Standard Bank credit card always comes with a variety of benefits. From setting card use abroad; to the Shyft app for global payments; to other quick, convenient payment solutions to make international payments a breeze; these are just some of the ways we thank our customers for choosing us as their partner in financial decision-making. We have a credit card fit for everyone, but if you ask yourself “What’s my next adventure?” as often as you update your contacts list, the World Citizen Credit Card is your next enabler.

Click here for details.


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Iona Sacks
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What is the Maximum age for the Automatic ComprehensivevTravel Insurance for 

the World Citizen Credit Card?

Occasional Visitor

I 100% agree with this. And for someone who travels alot - using the World Citizen Credit Card has helped me many a time.


HOWEVER, you would think that maybe there could be some sort of an arrangement for the International FEES associaited with using the card, for someone who, like me, is out of the country for 2-3 months at a time. It is the same as all credit cards through STD BANK (besides the World Elite, which is 0.25% lower than the standard 2.75%). This fee has cost me more than anticipated. Perhaps a true WORLD CITIZEN card would have a lower fee for transactions. 


Just a thought. 



Jan Albert Steyn
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Standard Bank Client  


There is no top up insurance available for the cover that is not available with the auto cover when purchasing tickets with the World Citizen Credit Card.


Poor Show.

Monica Galloway
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where do I get the necessary forms as proof that I am insured.   I used my credit card to purchase the airticket

Your system is just full of Adverts not helpful at all

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Which Airport lounges can I access with my world citizen card flying out of Milaan to Munich and Munich to Johannesburg

Occasional Visitor

Hi, in regards to the 24 entries for the international lounge, does it include a guest as Nedbank do? 

Community Coordinator

Hello  HJStemmet,


You can access the Bidvest Airport Lounge at OR Tambo. For international access of Airport Lounges, please contact our international help desk on +27 11 299 4114.

Community Coordinator

Hello  Ivan_Liao,


Please call our World Citizen call centre for assistance with your query on 0800 212 328.

Occasional Visitor

Ok, so I called the 0800 212 328, apparently world citizen has unlimited entries for lounge key, however, any additional guest will be charged at USD$ 27 each.... Hope this helps the next person looking for same question 

arezki ben sidi ahmed
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how many guests I can take with my world  citizen  credit card for national and international lounges 



thank you 

Community Coordinator

Hi @arezki ben sidi ahmed


You are only allowed to take one guest with you.


Please refer to our OR Tambo International Airport blog here:


Let us know should you need further assistance.





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Good day


I would like to upgrade to World Citizen Card however I was told the bank will first need to be the ones that invite me to get the card ?  How does this really work I am confused cause I do qualify for it ?


Will await to hear from you

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Please advise which airport lounges , I can access at OR Tambo International Departures as well as Dubai  International Airport .